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New Sciatic Nerve Anatomy Video on Spine-health.com

jmertenjmerten Posts: 2

Hi, Spine-health forum members,

First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Joy Merten and I'm a relatively new Spine-health employee. I was hired as a Marketing Analyst in mid-December, and have been working on different aspects of Spine-health (and our other sites, Arthritis-health and Osteoporosis-health) since then.

One of the projects I've been working on is creating new animated videos for our site with a production company called Ghost. We are planning on creating many videos that help our users understand the symptoms and causes of various back and neck conditions. One of the videos we just finished is all about the anatomy of the sciatic nerve, and how it can cause pain.


I'd love to hear what our knowledgeable forum members think about these new videos. Are they clear and easy to understand? Do you like the way they're animated? Are there any videos you want us to make in the future?

We also have a video about Coccydynia (Tail Bone Pain) Video and I'd love to hear what you think about that video, too. Here is a link to the post: New Tailbone Pain Video - Need Feedback! - Lower Back Pain



  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 11,348
    edited 04/14/2014 - 4:19 PM
    This is the start of some new and exciting videos that Spine-Health will be providing. Having feedback from our existing member community would be very helpful

    I've watched this video and to me it is one of the best ones I have seen on the subject matter. Not only does it describes the problem, the video and animation shows you so much. Great job.

    Ron DiLauro Veritas-Health Forums Manager
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • I think the video is excellent in showing how the Sciatic nerve flows through the body, but feel the following could be looked at by way of improvements;

    . Change of VoiceOver - sounds like a computer generated voice, and I'm personally not a fan of this synthetic voice when in reality it is a scripted session that could have used a real persons voice
    . Would it be at all possible to introduce further videos that could demonstrate how the nerves could be damaged / disturbed and where the nerve pain symptoms are typically felt - could help people rule in / out based on their own symptoms
    . Similarly, these videos could be used to illustrate how different surgeries are carried out and how post surgery recovery /repair (e.g. Fusion) is seen - personally I find the visualisation through videos / graphics like this to be so helpful

    Just some feedback, overall I am a big fan of graphical simulations like this, and happy to see more examples rolled out :-)
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  • I agree with Nick great tool and his other comments, especially about voicei
    Some of us are older. Is there any way to slow it down some seems to speed by, so it would be easier to absorb the info
    Graphics are awesome
    Look forward to more
    Fell 11ft 2007 numerous fractures broken arm, 4 head bleeds.
    Nerve blocks, tried stimulator, acupuncture, massage, numerous injections, nerve blocks. Ect. Vitamins
    2011 laminectomy, april 4. 2014 Fusion l5-S1. PLIF
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